In this follow-up report to our State of the State article on Building New Zealand’s social capital, we canvass the views of New Zealand social sector leaders on what needs to change in the way we provide social services. We look at four key areas for change to enhance social services that are led locally, involve collaboration across multiple agencies and are trust based. We conclude with five recommendations for government focus and investment to improve the lives of families at risk and in crisis.
How can we create a social service model to break intergenerational cycles of poverty? By Anne Molineux & Adithi Pandit